Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Betty Gold

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2014.37.7 | RG Number: RG-50.765.0007

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    Oral history interview with Betty Gold

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Betty Potash Gold, born in 1930 in Trochenbrod, Poland (Sofiïvka, Ukraine), describes the large Jewish community in her town; hearing rumors of Nazis killing Jews in western Poland; how her father and uncle built hiding places for the family; the Nazi invasion when she was nine years old; the roundup of the Jewish population by Nazi forces; escaping and finding her family in one of the hiding places; the death of her cousin’s baby; how all the local Jews were shot in the town’s center; how she and her family spent the entire war hiding in the woods; being in charge of stealing and scrounging for food; hearing that Jews were still alive and working in Trochenbrod and how her family investigated only to find that a second massacre was taking place; being helped by a Christian family friend; changing hiding places; going back to the town for food and escaping as Nazis shot at them; living in a swamp; being found by Russian partisans and how her family worked for the partisans for the rest of the war; how her older brother died in the Russian Army; living in a displaced persons camp in Austria; and immigrating to the United States in 1946.
    Interviewee
    Betty Gold
    Date
    interview:  2007 April 19
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio www.shaareytikvah.org

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 DVD : MPEG-4.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Restrictions may exist. Contact the Museum for further information: reference@ushmm.org

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Gold, Betty, 1930-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The interview was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014 from Louise K. Freilich, on behalf of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 09:31:48
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/irn78739

    Additional Resources

    Download & Licensing

    In-Person Research

    Contact Us